Bonny Blue, Virginia

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Bonny Blue, Virginia
Bonny Blue, Virginia is located in Virginia
Bonny Blue, Virginia
Bonny Blue, Virginia
Bonny Blue, Virginia is located in the United States
Bonny Blue, Virginia
Bonny Blue, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°49′37″N 83°4′6″W / 36.82694°N 83.06833°W / 36.82694; -83.06833Coordinates: 36°49′37″N 83°4′6″W / 36.82694°N 83.06833°W / 36.82694; -83.06833
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyLee
Elevation
1,890 ft (580 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)276
GNIS feature ID1481930[1]

Bonny Blue is an unincorporated community and coal town in Lee County, Virginia, United States.

History[edit]

The community was likely named for the Bonnie Blue flag, the unofficial banner of the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War.[2] Bonny Blue contained a post office until 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bonny Blue, Virginia
  2. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.
  3. ^ "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.